If Biden loses, it will be because voters stayed home more than because of the the irrevocable position of a comparative minority of Greens.
Thus, from my pov, focusing on this left group is a distractor from the real prob’ of the Democratic Party’s failure to represent much of the US electorate, and, as a result, lack of support or get-out-and-vote enthusiasm for right liberal policies.
At the same time, focusing on Greens has the effect of ‘manufacturing consent.’
What I mean is that liberal media represents Greens as just as big a problem as Trump - a crazily principled minority that fails to recognize the supposedly imminent danger of a Trumpian fascist coup - a hysterical claim repeated long and loud by liberal media without evidence other than Trump’s admittedly authoritarian rants to his hardcore supporters.
Don’t be like those nuts progressives, the Greens, is the message not only of liberals, but of much progressive media.
A combination of being traumatized by 2016, and expediently using Trump’s rants to drum up a hysterical fear of him that proves all must vote for Biden goes virtually unchallenged. Somewhere you said the swing state position was common among progressives - but, actually, I don’t see it anywhere, and, where it does appear (Solomon, Chomsky), it appears only barely and equivocally - something that cannot be focused on or be a true program during the ‘proto-fascist emergency.’